Grub on TV: DC Cupcakes on TLC

This is kind of special for me being from the DC Metro area.  If you’re from the area, you’ve probably heard of Georgetown Cupcake right?  You know, the place that always has a line of people waiting to get their cupcake?  Anyway, Georgetown Cupcake was started by sisters Sophie LaMontagne and Katherine Kallinis as a small business that is now doing quite well.  So well that they’ve expanded out of D.C. and into Bethesda, MD too.  Big things are happening for this cupcake shop and their own show on TLC is another example. DC Cupcakes premieres at 10pm on July 16th on TLC.

TLC’s Summer slate just got sweeter with the arrival of DC CUPCAKES, the latest treat in the network’s growing menu of food-themed programming. Premiering with back-to-back episodes on Friday, July 16, at 10 PM (ET/PT), the six-part series follows sisters and business partners Sophie LaMontagne and Katherine Kallinis as they run Georgetown Cupcake, a small cupcakery that they’ve transformed into a sweeping success

There is a nice variety of daily specials, but take a look at the cupcakes on their everyday menu:

24 comments on “Grub on TV: DC Cupcakes on TLC

  1. Nando says:

    There is always a hot sister and a “meh” sister, and it’s usually the older sister that is hotter (for some reason). Based on that, I’m guessing that the woman on the right is the older sister.

    • vanilla says:

      actually the left 1 is the older sister and they’re both cute in their own way in my opinion, so what if she’s a little chubby, beats stick skinny 🙂

  2. SkippyMom says:

    Funny Nando – but I think they are both cute! Anyway – the cupcake craze in DC is out of control and I have yet to find a product that is really as good as what we make [at home] – especially “Cake Love” cupcakes – they’re just nasty. And really – standing in a long line to plop down 4 or 5 bucks for a two bite cupcake? Nah…and now they have a show? Please.

    • Jenny says:

      They are actually $2.75 each. $15 for 6 ($2.50ea) and $29 for 12 ($2.42ea). Nice “once in a while” treat if you ask me. The Red Velvet is yum!

      • SkippyMom says:

        Sorry about that – I looked them up too, online – and I still think that is a bit much for a cupcake. That’s just my opinion tho’. They are still two bite size tho’.

    • Raiders757 says:

      I hear ya’ SkippyMom. I’ve never understood the cupcake craze. Especially when they’re so easy to make at home. Even crazier to me, are those who stand in line for 30 minutes or more for anything, let alone a cupcake. Is it that way at the shop these ladies run?

      I was reading yesterday about a doughnut shop where the line is around 40 minutes long. Are you kidding me?!! I’m willing to bet places like that are more hype than anything else, and that you can get something just as good with no wait at all.

  3. well can’t say they are unattractive…but even in that pic those cupcakes look generic and uninspired

  4. Adam says:

    Another one of the contestants owns a bakery in downtown Ellicott City called Sweet. They make some good donuts 🙂

  5. Fildred says:

    I really thought this cupcake fad was over. I still don’t get it.

  6. Jessica Leigh says:

    I love how fads are very late where I live. Here in NC, the cupcake crazy is just hitting and cupcake shops are opening everywhere!

  7. Deanna says:

    Blue is not a flavor.

  8. Cari says:

    we have something similar here in ATL……they are good once in awhile but again the cost (this day in age) is a factor…and sometimes they are a bit dry.

  9. David says:

    I didn’t like this show the owners seemed nuts and are way way too serious in a bakery that should be fun. The signature swirl segment is an example of what I am talking about. Ill stick to Carlo’s Bakery and Charm City Cakes.

    • Susan says:

      I agree about the owners. The signature swirl would be easy to master, just teach the staff! They are way too controlling.

      I can’t watch it because the hair all over the place stresses me out. I can’t stand to see it hanging down brushing the cupcakes. Anyone else think this is unsanitary? They should have hair nets or their hair pulled back at the very least.

  10. Stephanie says:

    I watched about 15 minutes of this show. Seemed scripted and I just hated it. I would try their cakes if I lived there or walked past while on vacation or something, but watch the show? Meh.

  11. Linda says:

    I went to DC yesterday and went to Georgetown Cupcakes twice. The first time the line was up the street and so I got a menu and said I would come back later if I had time. About 4 hours later, I went back and the line was still up the street. I did wait this time and bought 6 cupcakes for $15.00. I thought that was a bit much for 6, however, when I bit into it I was happy I did go out for them. The first one I tried that day was Strawberry and the icing was sweet but worth it. There were 2 downpours in DC this day while walking around Georgetown and one was while I was in line the 2nd time. However, it seems as if noone left the line. I was lucky as this time when it was raining I was inside. I recommend everyone trying these. The cupcake itself doesn’t taste like a regular cake. It taste better. I am amazed at how well they do selling these cupcakes. By the way, I only live about 2 hours away from DC and I was just going to get away and I am glad I decided to stop in Georgetown and visit.

  12. Sandy says:

    For those who commented $2.75 is too much for a cupcake you must not own a business. Yes, of course ANYTHING is cheaper making it at home. Why do people go to Starbucks? Coffee is definitely cheaper at home isn’t it? You’re are paying for convenience and experience. You have to understand businesses have to pay for permits, equipment, labor, materials, marketing, office supplies, employment taxes, packaging, and the list goes on! In Houston the going rate is $3.25, so props to them for being price competitive!

  13. Sabrinaaa :) says:

    I fully respect the owners of the shop. I am currently going to college to be a Baking and Pastry Arts major, and it is NOT all that it’s cracked up to be! Yes they may be expensive, but like Samdy said above, it’s going to be expensive wherever you go. And for them to factor in costs for keeping the business going and for supplies, and that’s their job too so they need to factor out paychecks for everyone and money for themselves…it’s going to be that expensive! I give props to the girls and I hope they keep it up 🙂

  14. Sabrinaaa :) says:

    **** Typo, sorry, Sandy****

  15. Mary-ann says:

    Well Nando…. I thing they are both hot but you were wrong, the blond one on the left is older. But I am really glad you say older oner are hotter because I am 7 years older than my sister so thanks.

  16. to0ota says:

    please can you give us the way how to dow an cupcake and the crame

  17. Anon says:

    To the unsanitary comment above: the hair is something I noticed, but also the way they transport the cup cakes is revolting i.e. the Gorilla Episode. They put the cupcake gorilla in the back of a flat bed UNCOVERED and drove it around DC and then delivered it to the zoo party. Or the Dog rescue episode, Poochie jumps into the back of the van with the cupcake dog right up on it and jumps back out. They were relieved he didn’t knock it over, my concern is all the dog hair!!! I own a husky and you can just look at him wrong and hair flies off him, let alone jumping up at a giant cupcake dog. I think their individual cupcakes are very pretty and uniform, however their actual display designs look like a kids craft fair project. That giant dog was hideous and out of proportion, the roller derby display was made far more complicated than it needed to be and it compromised the design, and the gorilla was another toddler-like disaster. The skills are complicated, but they need to hire a cupcake designer/architect because Sophie is not nearly as clever or inventive as she thinks she is. Their 2 design ideas are: make a disproportionate 3D foam form and stick cupcakes on it, or put a grid over a picture and decorate individual cupcakes to create the design. On the note of the grid technique – it would be executed better if they didnt slop on frosting globes to create the images, if they used precise shapes stamped from fondant and placed them on top of each cupcake it would align in a more pleasing way.

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